Columbia Allergy, the nation’s leading network of renowned allergists and immunologists specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of environmental and food allergies, has unveiled a brand new oral immunotherapy (OIT) clinic in Redwood City, CA this week. A unique and effective approach to multi-food allergy desensitization, oral immunotherapy can help individuals suffering from mild to severe food allergies find lasting relief.
Founded in 2005 by Dr. Sanjeev Jain, world-renowned allergist/immunologist, ColumbiaAllergy was the first allergy practice in the Bay Area to offer food allergy treatment. The clinic’s expert team of board-certified allergists and immunologists has successfully desensitized patients to nearly every food allergen imaginable through “The Dr. Jain Method” of oral immunotherapy (OIT), a unique approach to multi-food allergy desensitization. With a new fully dedicated oral immunotherapy clinic in its Redwood City location, Columbia Allergy will expand the Bay Area’s access to its proven oral immunotherapy treatment methods and unparalleled patient care. The new clinic features an expanded clinical staff for OIT patients, a dedicated playroom for children, and the bandwidth to accommodate more allergy patients in the Bay Area.
“Over 32 million Americans suffer from mild to severe food allergies, and this number continues to grow,” says Sanjeev Jain, MD, PhD, who is double board certified in allergy and immunology and internal medicine. “Through our new Redwood City clinic, we hope to better serve the Bay Area and continue our legacy of helping adults and children who suffer from food allergies find relief through our effective treatment methods and exceptional patient care.” Dr. Jain was the first allergist in the world to use oral immunotherapy for desensitization to multiple food allergies simultaneously. Since then, he’s honed the treatment to a clinic-wide method of multi-food allergy desensitization and has successfully treated over 2,000 patients who suffer from food allergies. Columbia Allergy has performed more OIT treatments than almost any other allergy practice in the country, and all providers are trained directly under Dr. Jain and his method.
“Working with Dr. Jain has changed my life,” says Alexis, an 11-year-old oral immunotherapy patient at Columbia Allergy’s Redwood City clinic. “The progress I have made as a result of the OIT treatments is liberating. I have been on maintenance since December 2015, and no longer have to sit at the allergy table at school. I can eat cake at birthday parties, go to bakeries and have ice cream. I’m so thankful my parents foundDr. Jain!”
In addition to oral immunotherapy, Columbia Allergy also specializes in all modes of comprehensive allergy testing and clinically proven methods of allergy treatment, including sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT), intralymphatic immunotherapy (ILIT), subcutaneous immunotherapy (allergy shots) and patch desensitization. Columbia Allergy has 16 offices in northern California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho.For more information and/or to schedule a consultation, visitwww.columbiaallergy.com.